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LLB (Hons) Law with Psychology

Location: Online Qualification: LLB (Hons) Law with Psychology Mode of study: Part-time Indicative duration: 48 months Places available: February 2019 Tuition fee: £18,480 (learn more) Funding available: Call 0800 0527 526 Taught by: Kaplan Open Learning

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LLB (Hons) Law with Psychology

Location: Online Qualification: LLB (Hons) Law with Psychology Mode of study: Part-time Indicative duration: 48 months Places available: February 2019 Tuition fee: £18,480 (learn more) Funding available: Call 0800 0527 526 Taught by: Kaplan Open Learning

Apply now

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Overview

We are the first UK higher education provider to offer LLB (Hons) Law with Psychology in a 100% online and part-time format. This combined-honours course brings the exciting worlds of law and psychology together, for those with a keen interest in these complementary and career-focused subjects.

The presentation of multiple perspectives throughout the course will encourage you to develop your critical thinking and analytical skills when approaching different psychological theories and legal issues, and improve your confidence when applying them to real-life situations.

The law elements of this course cover a comprehensive range of essential legal topics including contract law, criminal law, European Union Law, the English Legal System and much more. The course’s content also contains the seven foundations of legal knowledge required to practise law by the Solicitors Regulatory Authority (SRA).

The modules covering psychology also give you in-depth knowledge of core specialist areas within the discipline including social psychology, psychological development and many more.

Finally, this programme also gives you the opportunity to develop your knowledge within an area of psychology or law that’s relevant to your career or interests through a variety of diverse optional modules. These include investigative psychology, reasoning and decision-making, developmental science and more.

The LLB (Hons) Law with Psychology is a Qualifying Law Degree (QLD) approved by the relevant legal professional bodies and is the first step if you are considering practising law professionally.

This course is listed on the Solicitors Regulation Authority website as a qualifying law degree provider.

The course is also relevant if you are an international student wanting to access an English Law programme from a respected UK institution whilst living overseas.

Please note: This course is not accredited with the British Psychological Society (BPS).

 

Course structure

The LLB (Hons) Law with Psychology is made up of the following modules and, upon completion, is equal to a total of 360 credits.

Level 4 modules:

Level 5 modules:

 

Level 6 modules:

* These modules are core and must be passed in order to achieve the award.

† These modules are compulsory and must be passed in order to achieve a Qualifying Law Degree.

 

Optional modules:

Once chosen, the optional module will become compulsory for the purposes of the rules of assessment.

Level 4 optional modules:

Level 5 optional modules:

Level 6 optional modules:

Learning and assessment

Introduction

Studying online gives you the freedom to study when and where it suits you – at home, during your lunch hour or anywhere else you have internet access.

All of our online courses have an indicative study duration which is a guide to how long your course will take to complete. The actual duration may be longer or shorter depending on your speed of study, study options chosen and module availability. It’s possible to complete your studies faster than the indicative course duration by doubling up on modules at certain times; however, minimum study durations do apply.

All of our courses have regular start dates throughout the year. Our academic year is organised into modules, typically with a one- or two-week break between modules and a structured three-week break for the Christmas period. Students will receive a course timetable during the application process.

Teaching methods and style

As we are a 100% online university, we utilise a virtual learning environment instead of a traditional campus. The system tracks and manages the learning process in real-time and provides you with immediate access to your learning materials.

This learning platform allows both students and tutors to actively take part in real-time conversations and you can listen to, and view, live lectures and seminars over the internet. All courses are delivered in English only.

You are supported throughout your course by a dedicated Student Adviser and have the opportunity to regularly interact with fellow students and your tutor. To ensure you receive the support you need from your tutor, we cap our class sizes at 20 students.

Assessment

We adopt an assignment-based approach to assessment instead of exams. LLB (Hons) Law with Psychology assignments are based on real-life work experience and assessed by tutors on an ongoing basis.

You are always aware of your current provisional grade right from the start of the programme, allowing you to evaluate the success of your current study methods and clearly identify areas to improve.

We believe that this transparency gives you the information you need to make the most of your course. We achieve this by:

  • showing your marks clearly in your gradebook, which can be viewed whenever you log onto the learning platform
  • the rapid turnaround of work assessed to ensure that your gradebook is always up to date
  • assessing your work throughout the module rather than waiting for end of year exams
  • ensuring you have regular contact with your Student Adviser
  • the simplicity and transparency in the design of our assessment criteria

We also have a policy of ensuring that work submitted by students is authentic. As well as the fact that all work is frequently assessed, we use a well-established electronic monitoring system to check for plagiarism.

On successful completion of your LLB (Hons) Law with Psychology degree, you will be invited to attend a graduation ceremony at the University of Essex, Colchester Campus.

Career prospects

Whatever your career goals, this internationally-focused combined course is perfect for anyone who wishes to obtain a good understanding of the disciplines of law and psychology at undergraduate level.

The level of competition in the legal sector is high, and this unusual degree is highly advantageous when looking to stand out in this field.

Individuals working in a wide range of other professions, such as HR, the civil service, accountancy, criminal justice, healthcare, and security services and more will be able to use the skills and knowledge acquired through this programme to forward their own working practice.

The skills developed on this programme are not limited to career-specific abilities either; graduates of the programme will also acquire transferable skills in research design, time management and both verbal and written communications that will complement roles in the legal, social science or academic sector.

We are dedicated to improving employability amongst our graduates. Our online courses give you the opportunity to improve your career prospects and earning potential with a mix of key skills that are directly transferable to the workplace.

Entry requirements

1. Academic Entry Route

In order to satisfy the Academic Entry Route requirements for the LLB (Hons) Law with Psychology degree you must have the following qualifications as a minimum:

  • Three A-levels, or equivalent; plus
  • If English is not your first language, IELTS (Academic) 6.0 or equivalent.
  • If you do not hold an IELTS or equivalent qualification, we require students to pass a free online English test.

You don’t need to prove your knowledge of English if you’re a national of, or if you have completed a qualification equivalent to a UK degree in, any of these countries.

You are required to pass your initial assignment set during the first 21 days of the course in order to continue with your studies

2. Work Experience Entry Route

To apply for the LLB (Hons) Law with Psychology degree via our Work Experience Entry Route you must meet the following criteria:

  • GCSE Maths and English at grade C or above, or equivalent
  • Three years’ relevant work experience; plus
  • If English is not your first language, IELTS (Academic) 6.0 or equivalent
  • If you do not hold an IELTS or equivalent qualification, we require students to pass a free online English test.

You don’t need to prove your knowledge of English if you’re a national of, or if you have completed a qualification equivalent to a UK degree in, any of these countries.

You will be required to pass your initial assignment set during the first 21 days of the course in order to continue with your studies.

21-day money back guarantee

We want to give you the opportunity to experience a University of Essex Online course for a 21-day trial period. That’s why we have introduced our money back guarantee. If you start the course and decide it’s not for you during the first three weeks, you will receive a full refund.